He is older now (you and I may whisper it) and a trifle stooped in the shoulders yet in the whirligig of years a grave dignity has come to the conscientious second accountant of the Ulster bank, College Green branch.
As those were particularly hot times in the general hullaballoo Bloom sustained a minor injury from a nasty prod of some chap’s elbow in the crowd that of course congregated lodging some place about the pit of the stomach, fortunately not of a grave character.
He faced about and blessed gravely thrice the tower, the surrounding land and the awaking mountains.
He skipped off the gunrest and looked gravely at his watcher, gathering about his legs the loose folds of his gown.
—I doubt it, said Stephen gravely.
He stood up, gravely ungirdled and disrobed himself of his gown, saying resignedly: —Mulligan is stripped of his garments.
—They sinned against the light, Mr Deasy said gravely.
He walked back along Dorset street, reading gravely.
He tore the flower gravely from its pinhold smelt its almost no smell and placed it in his heart pocket.
Mr Bloom glanced from his angry moustache to Mr Power’s mild face and Martin Cunningham’s eyes and beard, gravely shaking.
He gazed gravely at the ground till the coffincart wheeled off to the left.
Mr Bloom nodded gravely looking in the quick bloodshot eyes.
Martin Cunningham emerged from a sidepath, talking gravely.
THE CROZIER AND THE PEN —His grace phoned down twice this morning, Red Murray said gravely.
Father Conmee blessed both gravely and turned a thin page of his breviary.
—I will, he said gravely.
Buck Mulligan bent across the table gravely.
Opposite Pigott’s music warerooms Mr Denis J Maginni, professor of dancing &c, gaily apparelled, gravely walked, outpassed by a viceroy and unobserved.
BLOOM: (Coughs gravely) Madam, when we last had this pleasure by letter dated the sixteenth instant….
(He turns gravely to the first watch) Still, of course, you do get your Waterloo sometimes.
PHILIP DRUNK: (Gravely) Qui vous a mis dans cette fichue position, Philippe?
A charming soubrette, great Marie Kendall, with dauby cheeks and lifted skirt smiled daubily from her poster upon William Humble, earl of Dudley, and upon lieutenantcolonel H. G. Heseltine, and also upon the honourable Gerald Ward A. D. C. From the window of the D. B. C. Buck Mulligan gaily, and Haines gravely, gazed down on the viceregal equipage over the shoulders of eager guests, whose mass of forms darkened the chessboard whereon John Howard Parnell looked intently.
The gravest problems of obstetrics and forensic medicine were examined with as much animation as the most popular beliefs on the state of pregnancy such as the forbidding to a gravid woman to step over a countrystile lest, by her movement, the navelcord should strangle her creature and the injunction upon her in the event of a yearning, ardently and ineffectually entertained, to place her hand against that part of her person which long usage has consecrated as the seat of castigation.
In the nature of single blessedness he would one day take unto himself a wife when Miss Right came on the scene but in the interim ladies’ society was a conditio sine qua non though he had the gravest possible doubts, not that he wanted in the smallest to pump Stephen about Miss Ferguson (who was very possibly the particular lodestar who brought him down to Irishtown so early in the morning), as to whether he would find much satisfaction basking in the boy and girl courtship idea and…
Buck Mulligan stood up from his laughing scribbling, laughing: and then gravely said, honeying malice: —I called upon the bard Kinch at his summer residence in upper Mecklenburgh street and found him deep in the study of the Summa contra Gentiles in the company of two gonorrheal ladies, Fresh Nelly and Rosalie, the coalquay whore.
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Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
It was the day of the funeral and she was in a grave mood.